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3/27 – Declarative Rabbit Says…

Grant Morrison can’t possibly have only 15 or so Superman stories to tell, so All Star Superman should just continue indefinitely, with different artists (Pat Gleason would be a nice pick), whenever Morrison wants to tell a story (can’t be any less regular of a schedule than it currently has).

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Yeah, there are loads of Silver Age comics he can “homage”!

I would expand this: “Grant Morrison can do any damn thing he wants.”

I can’t imagine Grant Morrison doesn’t have 15 stories that are much, much better than his 15 Superman stories.

Pat Gleason? He’s a decent artist, I guess, but he’d be an enormous step down from Quitely.

Yeah, but so is everyone else. :)

I mean, I loves me some Chris Weston, but he’s also an enormous step down.

Gleason has a really unique, distinct style. I hated Quitely’s art at first but he grew on me and now I love his art. I feel that if Gleason gets the same exposure, he could be an equally huge talent (and he can keep a schedule better).

Transmetro1980

March 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm

It will probably be a very long time until I want to see anyone other than Morrison/Quitely telling Superman stories.

It will probably be a very long time until I want to see anyone other than Morrison/Quitely telling Superman stories.

I don’t mean to imply that I WANT them to stop doing All Star Superman, I just mean to say that since Morrison already said he’ll do a few more after Quitely leaves, I think they might as well just keep going.

What’s wrong with a nice, well-rounded story by the same artist and writer throughout? A story with a head and a tail that can stand on it’s own. Further expanding on it would not necessarily improve it. Morrisson might not want to do ASS with another artist because it wouldn’t be ASS, he’s writing it for Quitely to draw. That’s where the crux lies I think, if Morrison wants to tell more Supes stories (which I certainly wouldn’t mind) he should do so but rather in one of the existing ongoings or a new title, let ASS be what it is.

What’s wrong with a nice, well-rounded story by the same artist and writer throughout? A story with a head and a tail that can stand on it’s own. Further expanding on it would not necessarily improve it. Morrisson might not want to do ASS with another artist because it wouldn’t be ASS, he’s writing it for Quitely to draw. That’s where the crux lies I think, if Morrison wants to tell more Supes stories (which I certainly wouldn’t mind) he should do so but rather in one of the existing ongoings or a new title, let ASS be what it is.

[S]ince Morrison already said he’ll do a few more after Quitely leaves, I think they might as well just keep going.

Dan (other Dan)

March 28, 2008 at 8:40 am

Kevin Maguire on All-Star Superman? I’d love it.

All I’m saying is that DC should take their time before putting out more issues of All-Star after issue 12 because I cannot imagine a team who would not be at least a little dissappointing on the heals of Morrison/Quitely. I think if Morrison wants to do more right away he should do a mini or something else.
My biggest complaint about superhero comics is lack of consistancy(quality not quantity) and so far All-Star has not dissapointed and I would like to have one Superman book that I can always count on. Now if they could get JH Williams or Bryan Hitch to follow up Quitely I would change my tune and buy issue 13 without hesitation! I guess my concern is with the long-term integrity of the title.

Rohan Williams

March 29, 2008 at 4:59 am

Honestly, if this issue that just came out was the last Superman story ever, I would be perfectly alright with that. It was brilliant in every way, and easily the best thing Morrison’s done since the early issues of this series. I’m curious to see how they can add to this in the next two issues.

Incidentally, the timing was kinda freaky with the Qwerq thing and the legal decision, don’t ya think?

Rohan Williams

March 29, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I just wanted to add, I’m not one of those raving morons who thinks DC actually will stop publishing Superman comics all of a sudden. Just that if they did, for whatever reason, the most recent issue of All-Star would be a pretty sweet way to go out.

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